Candlewood Arts Festival

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Thank you for joining us for the 4th Candlewood Arts Festival! This year’s festival featured a diverse lineup of talented artists and educators, including Karla DiazJake FrelichPearl C. HsiungDebra Scacco, and nearly 40 artists from Borrego Springs High School. The event showcased a range of activities, from painting workshops and artist talks to a performance that wove together the stories of Borrego Springs’ residents with the area’s unique desert landscape.

The festival launched with Karla Diaz’s participatory performance, “Borrego Unity Run,” offering a guided tour through the local histories of labor and community. Debra Scacco engaged visitors with discussions about her sculpture, inspired by the region’s water stories, while Pearl C. Hsiung lead a drop-in painting workshop using natural materials. The day featured an artists’ panel discussion, providing insights into their creative processes, and concludes with an opening reception at The Candlewood Gallery, showcasing works by both student and professional artists.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us!

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